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JAZZnJAM 2018
A Concert to Benefit The John & Alice Coltrane Home & Integrated Medical Foundation for Prostate Cancer Awareness
Friday, January 12, 2018 at 8 pm
DESCRIPTION

A concert to benefit The John & Alice Coltrane Home & Integrated Medical Foundation for Prostate Cancer Awareness!

Honoring Michael Blueweiss

Featuring Music Greats
- Charles Neville (Neville Brothers/Grammy Winner) with Circus Mind
- Gary Smulyan (Sax/Downbeat Winner)
- Guitar Fusion Great Eric Wollman
- 14-yr old Guitar Prodigy Brandon "Taz" Niederauer
also appearing with Circus Mind

Charles Neville, the second oldest Neville brother, has the most diverse musical background. His experience on saxophone has included rhythm & blues, funk, jazz, be-bop, popular and even American Indian music. He cites as influences Louis Jordan, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins and Professor Longhair. He is also the only brother that lived away from New Orleans for long periods of time, making places like New York, Memphis and Oregon his home. Joining him will be Long Islands' own, Circus Mind, who recently celebrated 15 years of mixing up all things funk - cross pollinating sounds of Sly Stone, The Meters, Dr. John, Little Feat, Steely Dan, Traffic, and The Band to create some original "Jammy Funky Hybrid Funkenstein music".

Gary Smulyan, gifted multi-instrumentalist and GRAMMY winner started his music career by first learning alto saxophone with Michael Blueweiss at Gardiners Ave Elementary School in Levittown. While attending Hofstra University, Gary was invited to join Woody Herman's Thundering Herd and today he is critically acclaimed around the world and recognized as the major voice on the baritone saxophone. His playing is marked by an aggressive rhythmic sense, an intelligent and creative harmonic approach -- and perhaps most importantly - a strong and incisive wit. His trio includes David Wong on bass and Rodney Green on drums.

Eric Wollman is a master jazz guitarist who was the lead guitarist in Michael's electric band at JFK High School in Bellmore. Eric then moved with his family to Paris where he started playing jazz and came back to study at Berklee College of Music in Boston. He has toured extensively and performed with some of the most prominent names in jazz-fusion including Kenwood Dennard, Mike Clark, Delmar Brown, Adam Holzman and Zack Danziger. His trio includes Jim Donica on bass and Peter Grant on drums.

Brandon "Taz" Niederauer, a fourteen-year old guitarist/singer/songwriter has already played with some of the most prominent rockers of our time. These include members of the Allman Bros.(Gregg, Butch & Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes) as well as Lady Gaga, Buddy Guy, Slash, Robert Randolph, Dweezil Zappa, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Dr. John, Gary Clark Jr. and countless others. It all started when he watched the movie School of Rock at 8 years old and asked his father for guitar lessons. Three years later, he was cast as the principal role of guitarist "Zach Mooneyham" on Broadway in Andrew Lloyd Webber's School of Rock the Musical. Brandon lives on Long Island with his family where he recently entered the 9th grade!

 

Michael Blueweiss is an Advisor to The Coltrane Home and a prostate cancer survivor. A true music lover, his passion for "TRANE" began in 1973 after hearing the electric version of A Love Supreme by Carlos Santana and John Mclaughlin. While currently battling prostate cancer his relentless energy, positive outlook, and support for community and the arts is nothing less than inspirational and remarkable to all who know him. He has helped hundreds of friends by spreading the word about the importance of early detection of prostate cancer along with Integrated Medical Foundation (IMFcares.org) at various corporations. He is the proud father of two sons, Ben and David, captain of his boat aptly named "A Love Supreme" and is a Financial Advisor and CFP.

"We are so excited to honor Michael Blueweiss. He has been such a passionate and tireless advocate for The John & Alice Coltrane Home and now for prostate cancer awareness. Even with all he's going through his own battle with the disease, he hasn't let up. He is a fighter and an inspiration to all of us." - Ron Stein, President of the Coltrane Home in Dix Hills

 

Limited Seating: please CLICK HERE to order tickets now ($55-$75)
Landmark's Box Office does not sell tickets to this event.

www.TheColtraneHome.org
www.Facebook.com/ColtraneHome

www.IMFCares.org
www.Facebook.com/IMFCares

 


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